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Rambler's Rest

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Manorhamilton, County Leitrim Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful well kept and equipped cottage very cosy and secluded."

    A relaxed and peaceful stay will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was cosy warm and had everything we needed. There is nothing more you could want …. A lovely remote location . Definitely recommend Ramblers rest as a perfect place to stay . Our dog “ Molly” was very happy there too. Only a 5 minute drive to Manorhamilton and we also found a lovely dog friendly Forest walk called “ Milltown woods” 10 minute drive. Also well worth the 30 minute drive to the stunning beach at Bundoran. Margaret the owner is very lovely to deal with. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Mar 2024

  • "Second time here, lovely cottage, really quiet and a little stream running alongside the front of the property."

    Well maintained and very warm, despite it being February. About 5 mins drive to Manorhamilton where there is a good supermarket and a fab Chinese takeaway.

    Reviewed by Jacquie5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a wonderful off grid holiday!"

    Set in such a beautiful serene location, truly getting back to nature. Couldn't have been happier with our stay, the home is so lovely and welcoming!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very cozy little cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Very remote, but nearest town only 10 minutes or less drive away. Loved having the log burner and open fire in the two sitting rooms, and there is central heating if you need it. The furnishings and decor are in keeping with an old rural cottage , so if you expect ultra modern perfection, pay double elsewhere. A lovely touch was a lovely open fire had been lit by the thoughtful owners just before we arrived, after a cold wet journey on motorbikes. A couple of pints of milk and a loaf of bread and spread would have made our welcome even better.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Quiet and ideal for our requirements."

    Lovely stone cottage glass fronted fire in one room and open fire in another not that we needed either as weather was superb. Kitchen completely kitted out with everything and lots of accessories in cupboards etc. owners of cottage kept in contact by txt to make sure we had everything we needed and met farmer and his obedient dog going to fields. Roads to cottage were in good condition. Manor Hamilton had a nice range of shops etc. catering for dietary needs for myself. Highly recommend this place to relax enjoy and if weather is good you couldn’t do any better. Outdoor area of seating and parasol was used every day and evening.

    Hi Gwen Thank you for your comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at my cottage,Ramblers Rest. Margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jun 2023

  • "When I booked the cottage I thought it was in Manorhamilton, but it is 5 miles from the town, in a beautiful spot in the countryside."

    I had no phone reception and no Wi-Fi. The furnishings were all very worn and tired looking. Trash was left in the bin from the previous visitors and I questioned whether the cottage had been cleaned between bookings or not. There were no instructions on heating the cottage. I believe the persons that offer the cottage have little interest in providing good service. Thank god no emergencies occurred during my week stay.

    Reviewed by Kristeen2.5Apr 2023

  • "We all had a very enjoyable stay."

    Cottage well equipped, with much attention gien to detail, and open fire ire added to comfort and atmosphere. it is in a quiet rural location with much beautiful scenery and walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Mar 2023

  • "Very good, enjoyed the stay, facilities very good ."

    Stayed in February bedroom a bit cold but very comfortable bed an electric blanket might be an option . All in all an excellent place to stay .we will be back thanks

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Nice cottage tucked away on a back lane but only 10 minutes from Manorhamilton."

    Warm with open fire, woodburner and oli burner options. Very quiet unless the stream running past the house disturbs you _ it didn't disturb me. All the facilities needed are there.

    Thank you for your kind words about my cottage. Margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous quiet tranquil location with spectacular views of the Leitrim countryside and beyond."

    Reviewed by Martin3.1Aug 2022

  • "The only thing missing was there was no WiFi The holiday home was excellent Very ..."

    The only thing missing was there was no WiFi The holiday home was excellent Very peaceful and lovely stream running at the front of the house

    Thank you for your review and apologies for Internet. Someday it may cover all of Ireland and especially rural Ireland Hope you had a safe journey Home Margaret . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time at the Ramblers Rest."

    Margaret had ensured that we had everything we needed from towels to coal for the fire, we only needed to bring ourselves, clothes and what we were going to eat. The cottage is secluded and shared a lane with a working farm - the farmer was really friendly and we had sheep hearded past our front door. The whole trip was amazing - we could walk our dog up and down the country roads or take her to the beaches in Sligo, Florence Court in Enniskillen or plenty of local visitor sites/walks like Burren Park. Our dog Millie was exhausted most nights and fell asleep in front of the fire. There are lots of birds and wildlife in the area, which added an additional dimension. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the Ramblers Rest."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated with all of the mod cons one needs. It was a haven of peace & tranquility in a very picturesque part of Leitrim. Margaret was a very efficient but unintrusive host. We will definitely be returning in the near future. Eileen

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2022

  • "I highly recommend Ramblers Rest Holiday home to anyone who wants to experience peace, tranquility, beautiful scenery and a flavour of magic."

    It is an ideal base to explore the awe-inspiring Five Glens area of North Leitrim which is relatively undiscovered and yet epic scenery. There is so much to see that one week here is never enough. The cottage owner has managed to keep a traditional feeling to the house and surrounds while providing more comforts and homeliness than I have ever experienced in self catering holiday homes so far and I have stayed in quite a few! Definitely a hidden gem and I look forward to returning. My dog was really happy here also and did not want to leave!

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the ramblers rest!"

    Lovely little cottage for a quiet break away from the mayhem! The cottage was so cosy and decorated for xmas so tastefully. Lovely outdoor seating area too which would be amazing during the summer for a bbq!

    Reviewed by Annmarie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in what is a very well equipped traditional Irish cottage."

    The cottage is in a very quiet location but makes a wonderful base for exploring what is a very beautiful county with dramatic scenery. It is also easily within day trips to many other counties including Donegal, Galway and Fermanagh.

    Reviewed by Colleen4.1Aug 2021

  • "Could not go around rear of property because of wasp nest in oil boiler store."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2021

  • "We loved this peaceful and well-appointed cottage."

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2021

  • "It would have been helpful if the name of the cottage was at the end of the lane as it was hard to find ."

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was great had everything we wanted Margaret the owner was lovely ..."

    The cottage was great had everything we wanted Margaret the owner was lovely Would recommend it for a weekend away

    Reviewed by Stanislaw4.1Jan 2020

  • "This was one of the nicest places you could wish for,the location was perfect peaceful yet reasonably close to all amenities."

    The owner Margaret was really helpful as we were there during Christmas she had loads of little seasonal touches which gave that homely feeling. Overall a really enjoyable holiday that passed too quickly

    Reviewed by Bernard Ben5.0Dec 2019

  • "After many holidays in Ireland it was lovely to actually meet the owner of the cottage as this had never happened in the past."

    Margaret met us on the road into Manorhamilton and it first I was confused not to meet her at the cottage, however after following her on the winding lane to the cottage it became obvious that it might not be the easiest place to direct one to. I found this a lovely gesture and her communications were very easy to follow. The cottage is great for a get away from it all experience but not that remote that there is nothing to do as Donegal, Sligo and even Northern Ireland are all within a handy half to one hours travel. We found a must to be the Glen Arts Centre in Manorhamilton with an eclectic mix of events. The sounds of the stream outside and the cosiness of an open fire were very relaxing. Overall a great holiday, great host and ample amenities.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2019

  • "It is a completely unique location away from everything and just what we wanted."

    As an added bonus the mobile phone Internet worked really well though the actual mobile phone itself was not so hot – but worked.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    It had everything we needed and a very friendly host.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2019

  • "The beds were stinking."

    As if the sheets were left in the washing maschine too long. We needed to recover from the week there. Beautiful Area. Pity the owner dosnt look after it properly. Fresh Flowers and fruit on the table Dose Not help one Sleep .

    Reviewed by Paul2.5Jul 2019

  • "It would be good to have WiFi as even on phone data not great reception always having to go outside as well to get connected wasn't ideal when it rained but other wise enjoyed are stay and it was good location for both the North and south."

    Reviewed by Corinne4.1Jul 2019

  • "Set in beautiful and scenic surroundings, comfy, well-appointed and quiet."

    The perfect place.

    Reviewed by Herbert5.0May 2019

  • "Rambler's Rest is an excellent and comfortable get-away-from-it-all cottage, with sheep and the Leitrim hills as your only neighbours, perfectly located for the counties of Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh, (west) Cavan, (north) Roscommon and (south) Donegal."

    We liked it so much in 2017 we've been back in 2018 and hope to visit again next year too.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "The Rambler's Rest is a warm comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Shay5.0Dec 2018

  • "Loved our stay at Ramblers rest, Margaret was a great host and could not have been more helpful."

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2018

  • "Comfortable, cosy and very rustic!"

    set in an idyllic location. Good base for exploring Leitrim, Sligo and surrounding areas. Leitrim really is a "hidden gem" and worth exploring in detail.

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2018

  • "Nothing about the cottage itself, that i highly recommand, but about the sykes application wich do not work and registered me to an other house in England !"

    !! (sorry for my bas english)

    Reviewed by Thierry4.4Jun 2018

  • "Absolute rural peace and serenity, and a fantastic base for the varied attractions of Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo, northern Roscommon, Cavan and Fermanagh."

    Our holiday was spoiled only by the hundreds of unwanted e-mails received from Sykes Cottages after making the booking last summer.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay, cottage very comfortable and found it very relaxing."

    While position of cottage was quiet and tranquil it was situated only a mile of main road which made it convenient to go sightseeing. Margaret was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2018

  • "We were met by Mary our host who was lovely."

    She explained every thing and even had the fire !it for us as it was a cold day. We had a great few days and will certainty stay again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautiful peaceful location."

    Comfortable well equipped cottage .Very friendly helpful owner. Will definately rebook.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Sep 2017

  • "Issues booking the cottage online but when I phoned to book, your customer service lady on the phone could not have been more friendly and more helpful."

    Cottage was great and the owner very friendly and helped us find out way to the cottage. Left a home made batch of weaten bread which was unbelievably tasty. Location was great, isolated like we were looking for. Overall a brilliant stay and I would book and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Nichola4.8Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire and sofa bed
  • Second sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Oil central heating with open fire and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 4 miles
  • Note: Property next to a stream, children and pets to be supervised
  • Note: This property is surrounded by farmland, pets to be kept under strict control when outside
  • Note: Driveway shared with farm next door.

The property

Manorhamilton 4 miles.

Enjoying a unique location nestled amongst the rolling Leitrim countryside is this delightful detached cottage.

Located just four miles from Manorhamilton, this Leitrim cottage sits in a setting of unrivalled tranquillity at the foot of a mountain and next to a babbling stream.

This Leitrim cottage combines traditional features with modern conveniences, which results in an inviting home-from-home, suitable for a couple or small group looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Located entirely on the ground floor, this Leitrim cottage has two comfortable bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and two sitting rooms, one with a sofa bed.

The open fire and multi-fuel stove mean that you won’t fail to be cosy and relaxed in your cottage in this unique part of Ireland.

Retire outside on fine days with just the sound of the stream for company and soak up your beautiful surroundings before maybe heading for a stroll as there are many walks available from the doorstep.

The lively town of Manorhamilton is close by and features many shops, pubs and restaurants.

The town is famous for the arts and the Glens Centre regularly showcases plays, music and other performances.

There are also many summer festivals and visitors can explore the history of the area in the ruins of Manorhamilton Castle.

Further afield, explore the Marble Arch Cave system, the Cavan Burren near Blacklion, as well as quality restaurants in the town.

Fishermen are spoilt for choice with many Loughs and rivers in the locality with plentiful stocks.

There’s also ample opportunity for watersports for those seeking an adrenaline kick!

The Dartry Mountains offer spectacular perspectives over the surrounding countryside and the coastline of Sligo, with a wide variety of golden beaches to discover, all within easy reach.

All this before returning to the peace and solitude of your Leitrim cottage, a wonderful Irish retreat.

About the location


Sligo 16 miles.

The cultural town of Manorhamilton lies in the north of County Leitrim, in the centre of the North Leitrim Glens, a region which is renowned for its hill walking. There is a wide choice of pubs and eateries in the town, and the area as a whole is known for its strong love of live Irish music, with many such performances taking place throughout the year. There is a theatre and arts centre called The Glens Centre. Manorhamilton Castle, now a ruin, has been transformed into an interesting visitor attraction, while other fascinating places to visit include the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the Famine Graveyard. Visit Glencar Waterfall or take a scenic drive round the Erne Waterway. Explore the towns and villages of the area including Rosses Point, Strandhill and Bundoran and experience several golf courses, horse riding stables and lovely beaches. Manorhamilton is an ideal location for visiting the north west and beyond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas